One cannot write a list of the best rom-coms of all time if the list of movies does not include any films released prior to 1970. The amount of times I hear that someone refuses to watch movies from before a certain year is just mindboggling. Like why? How can anyone write about film without at least making an effort?!? If you’re especially writing about film history, you MUST make an effort to study film…"The Best Rom-Coms Ever: Watch Movies Before 1970"
Jamie Dornan is right about fan backlash over the casting of Daniel Craig and Robert Pattinson as James Bond and Batman, respectively. We see this every time that studios announce their lead actor for a James Bond, Marvel, DC, or Star Wars movie. The fan backlash needs to stop. I mean it! What I encourage fans to do is just be patient and reserve judgement until after watching the movie. Films tend to be more…"Jamie Dornan Is Right About Fan Backlash"
Warner Bros. recently removed six seconds of LGBTQ content in Fantastic Beasts 3 in order to appease censors and release the film. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is just the latest film. Six seconds in a film that is 143-minutes long! Sure, they might be removing six seconds but it tells me that LGBTQ people are disposable in the studio’s eyes. You cannot tell me that you support LGBTQ rights in one statement while…"Warner Bros.: Please Stop Removing LGBTQ Content"
Between film, television, and streaming services, there is simply way too much streaming content getting released for public consumption. It’s all too much as The Beatles guitarist George Harrison once sang. According to a piece in Variety, a Nielsen report states that there are 817,000 unique titles across both TV and the various streaming services as of February 2022. The number is up 26% from 646,000 titles in December 2019. It’s enough to feel overwhelmed–I…"There Is Too Much Streaming Content Being Made"
Once again, J.K. Rowling manages to shoot herself in the foot by amplifying transphobia ahead of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. You would think that Warner Bros. would follow Focus Features and keep Rowling on a short leash. After all, that’s what Focus did with filmmaker Paul Schrader ahead of The Card Counter‘s release last year. It didn’t stop the filmmaker from using racial slurs in interviews but the studio tried. Whereas with Rowling,…"Fantastic Beasts: J.K. Rowling Amplifies Transphobia"
Today is the Transgender Day of Visibility, or TDOV for short, in 2022 and the state of things in America could not be any worse. I am an Orthodox Jewish transgender woman and frequently use these pages to write about film and television. Sometimes, my words are on other outlets like Below the Line or elsewhere. But right now, I cannot stay silent even though I would prefer nothing more than to just discuss film…"Transgender Day of Visibility – TDOV 2022"
Because of the Utah transgender athlete ban, I will have no choice but to boycott the future editions of the Sundance Film Festival. An increasing number of states have decided to ban transgender athletes from playing sports. This is certainly unacceptable. As a transgender American, I cannot in good conscience spend money in any of these states where anti-trans hate is on the books. Moreover, I cannot in good conscience cover film festivals within these…"Sundance 2023: I’m Boycotting Due to Utah Trans Athlete Ban"
I am standing in solidarity with all of the Disney LGBTQ employees who are walking out in response to the recent comments from Bob Chapek. What this means is that I will certainly not be doing watching any of the following today: Anything owned by The Walt Disney Company Disney+ Hulu ABC ABC owned-and-operated stations Disney Channel Disney XD Freeform FX Networks Marvel Lucasfilm Pixar 20th Century Studios National Geographic ESPN The list goes on…"Disney: I Stand In Solidarity With LGBTQ Walkout"
After being taken out of the film, it is being reported this morning that Pixar is restoring a same-sex kiss to the upcoming Lightyear. Variety reports that a female character. Hawthorne, is in a relationship with another woman. After last week’s events, a kiss between the two of them is now back in the film. This is not only huge for Pixar but animation in general. Such films are targeting families with younger children. If…"Pixar And Why LGBTQ Representation Is Important"
Marvel Studios recently denounced the Florida Don’t Say Gay bill in a statement on social media but the studio needs to go further. I’m happy to see Marvel Studios denouncing the legislation. However, it isn’t enough for the studio to simply denounce the bill. No, they need to go further and make a principled effort in LGBTQ content appearing on the screen. We know that there are LGBTQ characters in the comics. In recent years,…"Marvel Studios Denounces Don’t Say Gay Bill But…"